Marine Biology

, Volume 15, Issue 4, pp 359–360 | Cite as

Hematological studies on some Nile fishes, Tilapia nilotica, Lates niloticus, and Labeo niloticus

  • M. A. Mahdi


Hemoglobin content of 3 Nile fishes — Tilapia niloticaLinnaeus, Lates niloticusLinnaeus and Labeo niloticusForskal— were examined. Clear differences in hemoglobin and hematocrit values were observed, and seasonal variation in the hemoglobin content of Lates niloticus and Labeo niloticus were noticed. There is a correlation between hematocrit value and hemoglobin content of the 3 species examined. The chloride content is higher in the species with lower hemoglobin content.


Chloride Seasonal Variation Chloride Content Lower Hemoglobin Hemoglobin Content 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. A. Mahdi
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  1. 1.Fisheries Research DivisionMinistry of Animal ProductionKhartoumSudan

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